The Design Process

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The Design Process

Design inspiration can come from many places– magazine tears, photos, a beautiful fabric. But sometimes, some of the best designs are evoked from less obvious sources, such as a trip to an exotic place, a museum visit, a beautiful piece of art, or vintage piece of clothing or textile.

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In my experience, such inspiration can inspire a color, the shape of the garment, the top stitching details. When I add pencil to paper and start gathering fabric swatches, trims and buttons, we are off and running! We work tirelessly to design garments that are as unique to today's modern chefs as they are functional–Utility Chic!

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Our aprons are designed with multi-functional pockets, allowing quick access to all the tools of the culinary trade! 


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We're always excited to reveal new designs to you. Of course, customer feedback is extremely important to us. All comments and feedback are welcome as we develop these new aprons– or, let us know your thoughts regarding our current collection.



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